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PERTH FESTIVAL Lotterywest Films at UWA Somerville


As November rolls around it comes time to head out to the UWA’s Somerville Auditorium for some of the most unique cinema under the stars with Lotterywest Films. From November 25 onward, expect an array of award-wining international films to entertain and amaze. From docos to zom-coms, romance to horror, this season has some phenomenal films to offer, starting with director Pedro Almodovar’s latest film.


Pain and Glory
 is a semi-autobiographical drama from the legendary Spanish director starring Antonio Banderas and Penelope Cruz, and won Banderas Best Actor at this years Cannes Film Festival.

Following that will be the star-studded sardonic zombie comedy of The Dead Don’t Die (pictured top) from auteur of cool Jim Jarmusch. It’s a pretty good year when you see Bill Murray go up against zombies… twice (shame on you if you didn’t stay for the after-credits on Zombieland: Double Tap). Besides Murray, The Dead Don’t Die includes Adam Driver, Tom Waits, Chloë Sevigny, Iggy Pop, and a host of other notable stars.

Other acclaimed films on the way include the sumptuous French 18th century period drama Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019 Cannes Best Screenplay), Cinefest Oz Film Prize winner H is for Happiness (filmed around Albany), The Witch director Robert Eggers’s latest gothic thriller The Lighthouse, and the must-see Australian documentary In My Blood it Runs.

UWA SOMERVILLE
November 25 – December 1 Pain and Glory
December 2 – December 8 The Dead Don’t Die
December 9 – December 15 Portrait of a Lady on Fire
December 16 – December 22 The Peanut Butter Falcon
December 23 – December 29 The Biggest Little Farm
December 30 – January 5 H is for Happiness
January 6 – January 12 La Belle Époque
January 13 – January 19 The Lighthouse
January 20 – January 26 Venice Calling
January 27 – February 2 Les Misérables
February 3 – February 9 In My Blood it Runs
February 10 – February 16 Bellbird

Lotterywest Films starts on November 25 at UWA Somerville. For more details and tickets check the website

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